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    Registration and refreshments

  2. Welcome and introduction

    by the moderator

    Leigh Stringer Leigh Stringer
    Managing Editor, Chemical Watch, UK
  3. Session 1: Overviews on regulatory developments
  4. The European Commission updates on CSS

    Cristina de Avila Cristina de Avila
    Head of Unit, Sustainable Chemicals, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission
  5. Echa update – preparing for implementation of new legislative requirements

    • What might change 
    • Opportunities and challenges ahead  
    • How to use our experience to best effect 
    Sharon McGuinness Sharon McGuinness
    Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency
  6. The essential use concept – criteria to phase out non-essential uses of the most harmful chemicals

    Kastalie Bougas Kastalie Bougas
    Technical Director – Chemicals Policy Lead, WSP
  7. Can the REACH revision satisfy all stakeholders? The chemical industry perspective

    Sylvie Lemoine Sylvie Lemoine
    Executive Director Product Stewardship, Cefic
  8. Refreshments

  9. The CSS, no piece of cake for SMEs

    • Why does the CSS matter for SMEs? 
    • What are the challenges? 
    • What are the opportunities?  


    Marko Sušnik Marko Sušnik
    Advisor to the Secretary General on Chemicals Policy, SMEunited, and Senior Advisor Chemical Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ), SMEunited / WKÖ
  10. Q&A and panel discussion

    Additional panelist:

    Tatiana Santos Tatiana Santos
    Policy Manager: Chemicals & Nanotechnology, European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Belgium
  11. Lunch

  12. Chemical Watch demo

  13. Session 2: Developing concepts for application under REACH
  14. The future of polymer registration

    Katrin Schütte
    Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Environment
  15. Mixture assessment and role of the mixtures assessment factor (MAF)

    Kristina Flexman Kristina Flexman
    Environmental Policy Consultant, WSP
  16. Q&A

  17. Session 3: Restriction roadmap – one year on
  18. Overall strategy for restrictions on flame retardants

    • Motivation: avoiding regrettable substitution and increasing predictability 
    • Looking back and status quo: flame retardants under REACH and the Stockholm Convention 
    • Content: substance groups potentially in scope, priorities, challenges 
    Valentina Bertato Valentina Bertato
    Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Environment
    Georg Streck Georg Streck
    Policy Officer, REACH unit, DG GROW, European Commission
  19. Refreshments

  20. Update on new general PFAS restriction proposal

    Thijs de Kort Thijs de Kort
    Coordinator REACH Restrictions and Authorisations / NL Project manager UPFAS restriction, Bureau REACH, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands
  21. Update on bisphenols restriction proposal

    Christian Unkelbach Christian Unkelbach
    Scientific Officer, Federal Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Germany
  22. Restriction proposal for microplastics (intentional use) and consequences

    Filipe Almeida, Director Product Stewardship, Cefic and

    Tim Bowmer Tim Bowmer
    Chair of the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC), European Chemicals Agency
  23. Q&A and panel discussion

  24. End of day one/drinks reception

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